Posted 17 August 2008 - 08:19 AM
Have a failing ATA harddrive in a Dell Dimension 2400. CHKDSK showed 32K in bad sectors. My first hint of issues was wicked SLOW boot.
Have chosen a WD Caviar SE (SATA) to replace. $50 for my wife's internet and word processing PC.
My question: If I follow the WD LifeGuard tool for windows, it will walk me through imaging the old onto the new? allowing me to toss the old at the end of the process? That easy or are there some gotcha's I should be looking out for before I proceed?
AMD X2 260 REGOR 3.2G
MSI 870-G45 MS 7599 V2.1
G.SKILL 4G Stick DDR3 1333 (2X)
HIS Radeon HD 4670 1GB DDR3 PCI E
Seagate 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB SATA 3.0Gb/s
LITE-ON 2MB Cache SATA
Rosewill RG430-S12 430W Single 12V Rail